Officials Warn Leaving Bottled Water In Your Car Could Start A Fire


As a major heatwave grips most of the U.S., fire officials are warning a water bottle and humid temperatures could start a fire in your car.

Manlius, New York Firefighter Jay Symonds says the water and plastic creates ‘a magnifying effect, potentially setting upholstery or a piece of plastic on fire.’

Although conditions and bottle position have to be just right, the danger is real. Officials suggest keeping water bottles in the trunk where they are out of direct sunlight.

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